Staff at Specsavers in Sutton Coldfield and Mere Green are encouraging the local community to embrace the season of goodwill by donating gifts to the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal.  

For the sixth year in a row, the teams at the stores are supporting the cause which provides toys and gifts for children and families in need this Christmas. 

Drop off your gifts in-store

People are being urged to donate unwrapped gifts to the collection point in-store, up until Thursday 21 December, when members of Sutton’s Salvation Army band will visit.  

The band, which includes the store’s own manager Andrew Pennicott on clarinet, will play out side the front of the store before taking away the donated gifts, ahead of delivering them to families in need.

A word from the store director

‘It never ceases to amaze us how generous local people are when we run this campaign,’ says store director Tim Goodhew.

‘It’s great to be able to give something back ahead of Christmas and to help bring some festive cheer to those families in need.’

The stores are collecting gifts for children up to the age of 16 – the Salvation Army suggests toys, puzzles, books, games, winter warmers, toiletries and electronics as a great place to start if you are stuck for ideas. 

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